East Garston

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East Garston
Junction of Front Street, Back Street and Roger's Lane
East Garston is located in Berkshire
East Garston
East Garston
East Garston shown within Berkshire
Area 8.05 km2 (3.11 sq mi)
Population 459 (2011 census)[1]
• Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU3676
Civil parish
  • East Garston
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Hungerford
Postcode district RG17
Dialling code 01488
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website The Berkshire Village of East Garston
List of places
BerkshireCoordinates: 51°29′10″N 1°28′34″W / 51.486°N 1.476°W / 51.486; -1.476

East Garston is a village and civil parish on the River Lambourn, about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north of Hungerford in West Berkshire. The river flows through the village, dividing many houses from the main road, so that each has a bridge over the river to the front door.


The civil parish of East Garston comprises the village of East Garston, together with a considerable are of rural downland to the north and south. The parish has approximately 226 dwellings and a population of 532 (2001 census), in an area of 4,500 acres (18 km2).[2][3] The parish has boundaries with the Berkshire parishes of Fawley, Great Shefford, Hungerford and Lambourn, and with the Oxfordshire parish of Letcombe Bassett.[3]

Notable people[edit]


The village has a Village Hall and Social Club.

Cricket club[edit]

One of the most notable expansions with village life has been the recent growth of East Garston Cricket Club. Established by Roy Hunt, a former cricket enthusiast, to challenge the local Wantage 41 club in an annual game, it was from here that the club grew and expanded into a properly organised team. In the present day, more than 7 years after the club's inception, the team has a had increasing success in friendly fixtures against local opposition. The club has become an increasingly sociable aspect of village life with increased participation from village residents and others from the surrounding area. The club plays about 20 matches per year, some on Thursday evenings, others on Sunday afternoons.


East Garston Bellringers was re-formed in 1998.


2011 Published Statistics: Population, home ownership and extracts from Physical Environment, surveyed in 2005[1]
Output area Homes owned outright Owned with a loan Socially rented Privately rented Other km² roads km² water km² domestic gardens Usual residents km²
Civil parish 51 47 48 33 4 0.08 0.0001 0.13 459 8.05

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